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|PhoenixRising05||Aug 26 2008, 02:02 AM|
I've never agreed with that.
I won't ever tell someone to watch something but if Days is the only soap you watch, your only devoting an hour of your time to it (39 minutes with no commercials). I could see if you watch other soaps but if Days is it, then I don't see the issue. I guess if you just watch for one or two people, then I can see why but the whole point of soaps was for that to never be the case but it is, which is a huge issue.
I've watched since the early 80's and there has always been good stories and bad stories. I think the issue is some fans have been burned so many times by TPTB that they basically tune out as payback now. You almost get the sense that some take pleasure in it. Again, not saying anyone here is. Just something I've noticed on occasion.
I do think you can get improvements on a show without tuning out. Look at all the primetime shows that have high ratings but still end up making improvements. You can make the case they listen to the fans more but I don't see that. I've seen them ignore fans many times and take risks that pissed fans off. Those execs showed no remorse. They kill fan faves and break up beloved couples all the time and could care less about fan dissension. It's about the story and they have confidence that will keep people watching and, most times, it does. That is the way soaps used to be too. For one thing, soaps clearly don't react to poor ratings anymore. It used to be that every major drop saw a change in story, writing, or behind the scenes. Now, it seems soaps don't care as much about ratings. What they do care for is anyone's guess but they definitely don't react to them anymore, which is why I see no point in tuning out unless you just have nothing to enjoy about the show.
I do think Days listens to the fans but it at times listens to the wrong ones (NBC boards) or listens too much in that Corday gets too panicky and changes gears far too much. Sometimes you just have to see something through, no matter how bad it is. You just can't keep screwing with story and sweeping it under the rug. Just finish a story out, even if it's bad, and see if you can use it to get something else going or something. I'm sick of this pattern of starting a story, reacting too quickly, gutting it, and forgetting it ever happened. It's dumb, lazy, and is taking the easy way out, Sadly, it will never change, especially not at Days where it's been happening for too long to count.
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